I, Claudius

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795336799

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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“One of the really remarkable books of our day”—the story of the Roman emperor on which the award-winning BBC TV series was based (The New York Times). Once a rather bookish young man with a limp and a stammer, a man who spent most of his time trying to stay away from the danger and risk of the line of ascension, Claudius seemed an unlikely candidate for Emperor. Yet, on the death of Caligula, Claudius finds himself next in line for the throne, and must stay alive as well as keep control. Drawing on the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius, and Tacitus, noted historian and classicist Robert Graves tells the story of the much-maligned Emperor Claudius with both skill and compassion. Weaving important themes throughout about the nature of freedom and safety possible in a monarchy, Graves’ Claudius is both more effective and more tragic than history typically remembers him. A bestselling novel and one of Graves’ most successful, I, Claudius has been adapted to television, film, theatre, and audio. “[A] legendary tale of Claudius . . . [a] gem of modern literature.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

I, Claudius (Study Guide)

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610425731

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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The perfect companion to Robert Graves' "I, Claudius," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "I, Claudius"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410349047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "I, Claudius," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

I, Claudius by Robert Graves (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808017065

Category: Study Aids

Page: 54

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Unlock the more straightforward side of I, Claudius with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of I, Claudius by Robert Graves, the fictionalised autobiography of the titular character, who unexpectedly became emperor in CE 41. Claudius was seen as a fool by his family and was sidelined from the power struggles at the heart of the imperial dynasty, which both kept him out of danger and enabled his rise, and made him a brilliant, insightful observer of the debauchery and turmoil of the early Roman Empire. I, Claudius won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Hawthornden Prize, and was followed by the acclaimed sequel Claudius the God, which provides an account of Claudius’ time as emperor. Find out everything you need to know about I, Claudius in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Claudius the God

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795336993

Category: Fiction

Page: 531

View: 7111

In this sequel to I, Claudius, the story of the Roman Emperor—on which the award-winning BBC TV series was based—continues . . . In I, Claudius, Robert Graves began the story of the limping, stammering young man who is suddenly thrust onto the throne after the death of Caligula. In Claudius the God, Graves continues the story, detailing Claudius’s thirteen-year reign and his ultimate downfall. Painting the vivid, tumultuous, and decadent society of ancient Rome with spectacular detail, Robert Graves provides a tale that is instructive, compelling, and difficult to put down for both casual readers and students of Roman history.

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Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641108322

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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